Thursday, August 28, 2014

FGMF - Exposed Frames and Move-able Parts

The Sliding Pergolas House - a steel beam frame serves as the main structural grid, bracing the concrete walls and providing suspension railings for move-able pergolas that can be moved and adjusted according to the owners needs.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Monk Mackenzie, Auckland - Waiatarua House

Three stained cedar boxes and sit on a steep sloping site in the city's Waiatarua nature reserve, while a gridded plywood screen with angled surfaces allows light to filter into the interior.

Andrew Patterson - Annandale Farm on Banks Peninsula

A small home away from home in Canterbury - denoting a cave. A thoughtful combination of macrocarpa acoustic panels on the ceiling, the rich warm texture of the stone, and the golden grasses outside combined with brutal concrete creates a dramatic and warm experience.

The home was designed around two key axes, one aligning itself towards the view of the headland, and the other along the beach.
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Piercy & Company

Conversion of a 19th century red brick stables building into a family home. Corten steel shells were placed over the facade with perforated holes creating dappled light throughout the day.

A bridge encase by glass connects the home's two volumes.